Flood sweeps JSS 3 student away in Ondo | Dailytrust

Flood sweeps JSS 3 student away in Ondo

School half submerged in floodwaters in Bayelsa
School half submerged in floodwaters in Bayelsa

A Junior Secondary School 3 (JSS3) student of Mount Carmel Girls’ Secondary School, Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State has been swept away by flood water.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday around the River Dada area on Arigidi Road after school hours when the students were going home.

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The victim, identified as Motunrayo John, was said to be playing in the rain and was using her legs to measure the depth of the flood when she fell and was swept away.

A witness said the victim was taken off balance and before help could reach her the flood swept her into the River Dada.

Confirming the incident, the DPO of Ikare-Akoko, SP Olatujoye Akinwande, said the matter was reported by the Principal of the school, Mrs Ajoke Asiwaju, and that a search and rescue operation had commenced.

The same River Dada has recorded similar incidents. It would be recalled that a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akoko (AAUA) was swept away less than three years ago and her body was not found.

 

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